Spicy Cauliflower Nachos
If you like cauliflower buffalo wings, then you’re going to love these nachos! This epic nacho feast features spiced cauliflower instead of chips. A real crowd pleaser: guaranteed to disappear in minutes. Gluten Free.
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For the past few years, we’d always spent Super Bowl weekend surrounded with the most food porn-y of foods. I’m not a big football fan (sorry), but Anguel’s friends host a Super Bowl party and I always loved going. It’s fun packing into the living room, eating to our hearts’ content and laughing at the play-by-play commentary that never fails to entertain (or stop...even for a split second).
This year’s shaping up a little different. Now that we’re living on opposite coasts, it makes get-togethers like these more difficult to attend, no matter how much tasty food is waiting on the other side. And, of all things, Anguel has caught a cold. The dude that never gets sick is now sniffling and sneezing, while downing cups of tumeric and ginger tea (#proud). So rather than a loud, friend-filled day, we’re going to cozy up with some epic treats of our own. Because sick or not, we’re still going to have some fun after all.
These Spicy Cauliflower Nachos are one of the most delicious things to come out of our kitchen recently. We’ve had this variation up our sleeves for a while now (sorry, again), but we wanted to save it for a special occasion like this.
The recipe starts by mixing together a bomb spice blend that’ll bring both heat and flavor to the cauliflower “chips”. In the spirit of keeping it simple I use bottled hot sauce as part of the base. You can use whatever hot sauce you want, but I highly recommend a Mexican-style hot sauce (like this one). Sprinkle some salt on the cauliflower after you’ve laid it out in your skillet pan. Otherwise, most of the salt will get stuck to the sides of your mixing bowl - and you really need salt on chips (whether they’re made of cauliflower or not). As I’m sure you already know (but calling it out just in case), the cauliflower is closer to chips in the the sense that they’re the vehicle for getting melted cheese, peppers, and avocado into your mouth...but they won’t be crunchy like a tortilla chip. It’s cauliflower for pete’s sake. But with all the flavors going on, greasy chips are the last thing you’ll need.
For the record, we’ve served these nachos to people who are a twenty times more apprehensive about “healthy food” than we are, and they were still a banging hit. So go ahead and get cooking! We all deserve some nachos.